Nissan has started the exports of Russian production bumpers to Europe

Nissan has started the exports of Russian production bumpers to Europe

Autostat – Nissan has started the exports of the spare parts manufactured at the company’s St. Petersburg plant to Europe. The company will supply front and rear bumpers for its own production X-Trail vehicles (plastic products workshop), significantly reducing the cost of components in comparison with the analogue model as a result, which were previously delivered from Japan, as stated by Nissan press office.

The materials used in the casting process of the bumpers are imported from Holland, where a granulate production site is situated.

The bumpers will be delivered to the European central spare parts warehouse in Holland, which deals with the consolidation of all spare parts for the European market, for further sales to dealers throughout the continent.

The Russian plant of Nissan has been manufacturing 8 different types of bumpers for domestic dealers for 1.5 years. The factory currently supplies the Russian market with 4000-5000 bumpers annually. The components are used in the equipment of all four models manufactured at the plant: X-Trail, Qashqai, Pathfinder and Murano. The annual approximate number of X-Trail bumpers planned to be exported is planned to be risen from 6000 units in 2016 to 10,000 in 2017.

The export possibilities of service metal components (doors, bonnets etc.) are being studied at the moment, the production of which is currently made in the plant for the domestic market. The metal components in consideration are for X-Trail and Qashqai models.

As published by Autostat earlier, Nissan St. Petersburg plant has manufactured 16,785 automobiles within the first half of 2016, which is equivalent to a 14.2% year-on-year increase. The production has grown despite the market shrinkage, mainly thanks to the bestselling models Qashqai and X-Trail, according to the company statement. In addition, the production of the new generation of Nissan Murano has started in the St. Petersburg plant in June.